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10 Artists Who Use Animation to Create Tattoos in Motion

Motion is a concept that has intrigued even the earliest humans. A bowl dating back 5,200 years was found during the 1970s in Iran’s Burnt City. On …

Tattoos

Kanye West has joined Instagram, calls it ‘his art’

He celebrated joining the social platform by posting a pic from sci-fi flick Total Recall<p>Kanye West: rapper, fashion designer, creative tweeter, and now Instagram enthusiast.<p>The rapper set up his official Instagram this weekend, picking up over 820,000 followers at the time of writing. However, …

Kanye West

Nuart Festival 2016

The term of ‘Post-Street Art’ introduced for the first time ever at Nuart Festival 2016.<p>Did you hear about Norway’s Nuart Festival? Started already …

Vincent van Gogh exhibition headlines National Gallery of Victoria 2017 program

More than 60 artworks by Vincent van Gogh will be coming to the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) in 2017, many of which have never been shown in Australia.<p>The world premiere exhibition, Van Gogh and the Seasons, will be next year’s instalment of the NGV’s Winter Masterpieces series, comprised of …

Art

Is THIS the real face of Banksy? Investigator plots appearances of artist’s graffiti around the world to create new theory that it’s really a group of artists led by Massive Attack star

• <b>Robert '3D' Del Naja - the founding member of Massive Attack - accused of being the guerrilla graffiti star</b>• <b><br>Bristol ex-public schoolboy Robin</b> …

Graffiti

There's now a tool anyone can use to scour satellite images for criminal activity and environmental devastation — Quartz

Golan Levin designed Terrapattern as a piece of contemporary art. Pick a satellite image, find others like it, tile them into a pattern. It was created to inspire others to make better use of satellite images, but was never itself meant for practical purposes.<p>But in just a few months of existence, …

Satellites

Inside Europe's Largest Street Art Festival | The Creators Project

<i>Work by Cheo. Photo by Neil James. Courtesy of Upfest</i><p>Street art and graffiti don’t require admission when it comes to viewing. You can stumble on a piece by accident or scout out a location to see work from both famous and up-and-coming artists.<p>Billed as “Europe’s largest street art and graffiti …

Pablo Picasso: Muses, It Men

Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Yousuf Karsh, 1954<p>Portrait of Pablo Picasso in this potter's workshop by Robert Doisneau, Vallauris, 1952<p>Pablo Picasso</i> …

Hidden meanings in The Garden of Earthly Delights

On the 500th anniversary of Hieronymus Bosch’s death, Fiona Macdonald picks out a few choice details from his most famous painting.<p>It’s not the most auspicious of song titles. ‘The Music Written on This Dude’s Butt’, however, has one of art’s most celebrated paintings as its inspiration. After …

Art

X-Rays Reveal Hidden Portrait Under Painting By Edgar Degas

Using specialized X-ray imaging, a team of researchers in Australia has revealed a striking painting of a woman's face hidden under French Impressionist Edgar Degas' <i>Portrait of a Woman</i>.<p>The researchers believe the auburn-haired woman in the hidden work — which they also attribute to Degas — is Emma …

Research

Explore Rio de Janeiro’s amazing street art in 50 Instagrams

They are everywhere<p>As the world turns to Rio for the 2016 Olympics, which officially kicks off tonight, there’s been quite a bit of not-so-pretty …

Street Art

Contemporary artist Jeff Koons finds a new canvas for his art

It’s got the most eye-catching colour palette you must have ever seen on a yacht, and sharp angles and clean lines that look better suited hanging on …

Upfest 2015: Europe’s largest street art and graffiti festival – in pictures

Graffiti

David Bowie’s private art collection revealed for first time

Over 400 pieces from the icon’s private collection will tour the world before being put up for auction<p>David Bowie’s private art collection will be shown for the first time in a new exhibition, and then auctioned off for an expected £10 million.<p>The collection features work by Damien Hirst, …

David Bowie

How an 18th-Century Painting Illuminates a Hidden History of Gender Nonconformity

Dawson Carr had never seen anything like it. Carr, who serves as a curator at Oregon’s Portland Art Museum, was looking through a lineup of potential …

Gender

The 10 Most Expensive Women Artists

Behind every male artist there stands a woman denied her fair share of acclaim. Afterthoughts in the histories of the artistic movements they helped …

Artists

This Street Art Spotlights Iran's Religious Oppression

The journalist featured in Jon Stewart's Rosewater is trying to let Americans know about the plight of the Bahai in Iran.<p>Journalist Maziar Bahari remembers being shown re-runs of <i>Roots</i> as a child growing up in Iran. For decades, Iran’s leaders have used the African American experience of slavery and …

Polish Sculptor Makes Water Complete Her Bronze Fountain Sculptures

When you hear the word “sculpture”, you unintentionally imagine something that stands still. Unless it goes with the name of this Polish sculptor …

Banksy stencils destroyed by construction workers in Melbourne

Three stencils by the street artist Banksy have been destroyed by construction workers in Melbourne, bringing the number of works by the renowned artist wrecked on a single stretch of inner-city laneway to five in two years.<p>The stencils – of rats on the walls of ACDC Lane, off Flinders Lane – were …

Graffiti

The Most Expensive Gustav Klimt Paintings Sold at Auction

Schloss Kammer am Attersee II (1909)<p>The landscape entitled <i>Schloss Kammer am Attersee II</i>, executed in 1909, belongs to the series of five Gustav Klimt …

Gustav Klimt

Jane Hugentober's art meditates on time and the female body

Delicacy and tenacity come together in Jane Hugentober's art much like her identities as mother, daughter and maker fuse into a single self. Life and work are matters of process, craft, handwork.<p>In her first solo show since earning her master’s of fine arts from UCLA in 2014, Hugentober fills the …

Artists

Why the history of maths is also the history of art

When I was a graduate student in art history, I read many explanations of abstract art, but they were invariably inadequate and misleading. So after completing my PhD, I went on to learn the history of biology, physics, and astronomy, and to publish a book detailing how modern art is an expression …

Mathematics

F(L)ight – white doves for Syria

Next week, the work of a 140 artists from all over the world will be on exhibit at the Hamilton House exhibition space in Bristol. At first glance, …

Art

Revealed: how altarpiece broke in disastrous fall at London's National Gallery

The Art Newspaper has learned that a 14th-century Italian altarpiece from the National Gallery in London fell and broke in two in 1989. According to …

Art

Seven badass female artists who are changing the art world

Being an artist in America isn't easy, and being a female artist is even more difficult. But from photographers to painters to musicians, women …

The Arts

These Paint-Mixing Videos Are Oddly Mesmerizing

There's just something so satisfying about swirling colors together.<p>The latest viral video trend on Instagram also happens to be an incredibly hypnotizing one: paint mixing. To make these popular videos, artists film themselves swirling, spreading and scraping different paint colors across their …

Artists

A Neural Network Rendered Kubrick’s '2001' in the Style of Pablo Picasso | Motherboard

2001: A Picasso Odyssey from Bhautik Joshi on Vimeo.<p>Mash Stanley Kubrick’s <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i> with Pablo Picasso’s cubist style, run the whole thing through some deep neural networks, and what do you get? A psychedelic otherworld that looks like the musings of an AI that's been given free reign …

Art

Headless Rihanna at Berlin Biennale Emphasizes Celebrity Obsession

Rihanna’s body is now actually a work of art. At this year’s Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, Colombian mixed media artist Juan Sebastián Peláez …

Berlin

How Akira sent shockwaves through pop culture and changed it

One of Studio Ghibli’s best animators, Makiko Futaki, likely won’t be remembered for her very best work – one that’s influenced everyone from MJ to Kanye West<p>Ask anyone – Katsuhiro Otomo’s 1988 film <i>Akira</i> is largely considered the most important animation of all time. OF ALL TIME, Kanye West will …

Animation